Archive for August 5th, 2017

Victoria Falls – on the horizon of Air Tanzania?

ZIMBABWEAN SOURCES SUGGEST VIC FALLS COULD BE A FUTURE AIR TANZANIA DESTINATION

(Posted 05th August 2017)

Reports are emerging from usually well informed sources in Zimbabwe that Victoria Falls may be on the horizon of Air Tanzania for 2018, when additional short and medium haul aircraft have been delivered to the Tanzanian government for use by the national airline.The reports suggest that the flight routing might be combining Kilimanjaro International Airport – the gateway for the northern safari circuit in Tanzania – with the ‘Spice Island‘ of Zanzibar before flying on to Victoria Falls.
Should the routing indeed materialise would it constitute the first ‘tourist circuit flight‘ combining three well known destinations in Africa and no doubt be a bonus for trip organizers abroad who could book their clients on such flights.

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Route Development @AirTanzania to launch 4️⃣ times weekly Kilimanjaro Zanzibar VictoriaFalls flights in 1stQ18 using #Q400 .Good for tourism

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Kenya Wildlife Service a step closer to launching the ‘Laikipia National Park’

LAIKIPIA – A KEY AREA FOR WILDLIFE BASED TOURISM

(Posted 05th August 2017)

The Kenya Wildlife Service has come a step closer to launching a new park in the heartland of Kenya, often referred to as the former ‘White Highlands’ after a court in Nairobi passed judgement on a 17.000 acres piece of wilderness land bought from retired President Daniel arap Moi to the organization.An eight year long court case concluded that claims by so called international human rights groups and local ‘advocates‘ lacked merit and dismissed their suit.

Both KWS and Laikipia are battling presently with perception issues, the former over the shenanigans of still chair Richard Leakey – who in the opinion of many has outlived his usefulness in this position – and the latter over an almost 18 months long series of conservancy, ranch and farm invasions which saw several tourist camps and lodges burned to the ground, leading conservationists shot at and nearly three dozen people killed including high profile conservancy owners.
This form of domestic terrorism has for long been downplayed in the face of the now imminent elections, when authorities treaded softly on the marauding so called herders who turned out to be nothing else but a bunch of loose cannon bandits serving the purposes of individuals out to grab land by hyping up their own agenda.
Be sure to watch this space about progress to establish this new park as and when additional information becomes available.

AFRO Tourism names new CEO

MEET THE NEW CEO OF AFRO TOURISM

(Posted 05th August 2017)

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Afro Tourism© West Africa Ltd, a travel media company based in Lagos, Nigeria which specializes in providing dynamic travel resources on Africa and its surrounding islands just announced the appointment of Mr. Anthony Ukachukwu as the company’s new CEO.

A seasoned travel, hospitality and customer relations professional with international exposure and more than ten years’ experience, Anthony, known as Toni to his friends, has provided strategic and people leadership for leading hospitality and aviation businesses in emerging markets. His senior-level experience cuts across Media, Aviation, Marketing and Corporate Communications. Toni is the founder of Aviators Africa® magazine and also a finishing school instructor for airlines.

The new CEO who assumed office last month has hit ground running as he works toward repositioning Afro Tourism as a leading voice for tourism in Africa.

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